Ties that bind

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  • Published 20050607
  • ISBN: 9780733316081
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

Shortlisted, 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, John Curtin Prize for Journalism

WHAT DID WE think we were doing, the day we went to Narre Warren? Research, I could say, seeing that I had this piece to write. Or perhaps it was tourism, or anthropology. I am not sure where the boundaries lie between those activities, those excuses for curiosity. They are all predicated
on a divide, with assumptions about who is studied and who studies; who is the subject and
who the audience.

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